The Hip Hop Project

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Overview

Chris Rolle was born into poverty in the Bahamas and found himself forced to fend for himself as a child when he was abandoned by his mother. Rolle came to America in his teens but soon found himself homeless on the mean streets of Brooklyn, NY. Rolle had a natural talent as a rapper, and had the good fortune of meeting Scott K. Rosenberg, who was the founder of Art Start, an organization that brings arts education to New York City's underprivileged. Encouraged by his contacts at Art Start, Rolle began developing...
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Overview

Chris Rolle was born into poverty in the Bahamas and found himself forced to fend for himself as a child when he was abandoned by his mother. Rolle came to America in his teens but soon found himself homeless on the mean streets of Brooklyn, NY. Rolle had a natural talent as a rapper, and had the good fortune of meeting Scott K. Rosenberg, who was the founder of Art Start, an organization that brings arts education to New York City's underprivileged. Encouraged by his contacts at Art Start, Rolle began developing a potent reputation as rapper Kharma Kazi, and soon he came to realize he wanted to give back to the community that helped lift him out of poverty. With the help of Art Start, Rolle helped found The Hip Hop Project, a workshop for aspiring hip-hop artists. Instead of simply teaching aspiring rappers about rhyming techniques or microphone handling, Rolle and his crew urged them to use rap as a way to speak out about the issues they face in their daily lives rather than rhyming about violence, sex, bling, and the gangsta lifestyle. In time, hip-hop powerhouse Russell Simmons partnered up with movie star Bruce Willis to donate a recording studio to the group, thus enabling the musicians to record and release their own record, HHP Vol. 1: Are You Feelin' Me?, issued in May 2007. The Hip Hop Project is a documentary about Rolle and The Hip Hop Project crew that offers a behind-the-scenes look at their work and their impact on a group of young people eager to hone their musical skills. The film received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Making of The Hip Hop Project; Kazi meets his father; Deleted scenes; Additional performances; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/2010
  • UPC: 014381635829
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,831

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris "Kharma Kazi" Rolle Participant
Christopher "Cannon" Mapp Participant
Russell Simmons Participant
Diana "Princess" Lemon Participant
Robin "Kheperah" Kearse Participant
Doug E. Fresh Participant
Sway Participant
Bruce Willis Participant
Technical Credits
Matt Ruskin Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Producer
Samantha Carroll Associate Producer
Elsie Choi Co-producer
Michelle Clarke Associate Producer
Shakim Compere Executive Producer
Janina B. Czerewin Associate Producer
Yolanda Ferraloro Musical Direction/Supervision
Ari J. Issler Associate Producer, Cinematographer
Michelle McElroy Co-producer
Nicole Nelch Associate Producer
Q-Tip Associate Producer
Queen Latifah Executive Producer
Lord Relic Score Composer
Chris "Kharma Kazi" Rolle Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Rosenberg Producer
Mona Scott Executive Producer
Melissa Van Allen Associate Producer
Bruce Willis Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hip Hop Project
1. The Program [6:36]
2. The People [8:48]
3. What Would You Say? [6:10]
4. Self-Development [4:40]
5. Album Pre-Production [7:22]
6. Personal Stories [14:34]
7. Roots [5:21]
8. Hard Work [10:01]
9. Album Mixing & Mastering [3:47]
10. Healing [8:17]
11. Passing the Baton [6:06]
12. End Credits [3:21]
13. Chapter 13 [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hip Hop Project
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   Scenes
   Subtitles
      English SDH
      Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Extras
      Featurettes
         The Making of "The Hip Hop Project"
         Kazi Meets His Father
      Deleted Scenes
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         Lou's Photo Album
         Ty Nitty's Home Tour
         Kazi Visits Auntie Rita
         Lou Rehearses
         Verse Freestyles
      Additional Performances
         Play All
         Cease Fire (Lou and Cannon)
         Dusk Till Dawn (The Hip Hop Project)
         Somethin' (Live Wire)
         A Million (Ki)
      Trailer
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